Acupuncture for Fertility: Can Acupuncture Aid Fertility Treatment?

27 November 2017
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Acupuncture is often a good option to consider if you are currently planning for a family – whether you are using fertility treatments or are considering a more natural approach to conceiving.  If you’re unfamiliar with acupuncture, it works by helping to balance the hormonal cycle.  This involved improving sperm count relieving stress and tension and increasing blood flow to the uterus.  This helps to get both partners into optimum health prior to conception.

How Acupuncture Can Aid Fertility

If you are currently struggling with infertility, using acupuncture for fertility concerns has been known to help with many gynaecological conditions.   Acupuncture can help reduce the impact of conditions that cause infertility such as polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory diseases and issues with ovulation.  Acupuncture for fertility can also help with male infertility by increasing the quality and mobility of the sperm.

New research into IVF and acupuncture has shown a link between using acupuncture for fertility and the chance of conceiving.  Perhaps more importantly, more babies have been born to couples who have used acupuncture to aid fertility.  Integrating acupuncture into your IVF programme can help improve your reproductive outcomes.

When using acupuncture to help increase fertility there is no specific treatment plan.  As with any type of acupuncture treatment, no two people will be treated in the same way. Also, the number of treatments can depend entirely on the individual.  If you are undergoing IVF treatment, you should consider acupuncture before your treatment begins.  You should ideally consider starting acupuncture for fertility treatment 12 weeks before commencing your IVF treatment.  If infertility issues stem from any of the gynaecological issues mentioned above, then the acupuncture treatment should ideally cover three menstrual cycles.

Where appropriate, acupuncture can be a great option for both partners.  Acupuncture is great for helping to reduce any stresses on your body as you undergo fertility treatment.

If you would like to book your own acupuncture for fertility treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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